(a) There is hereby transferred to the governor's office of intergovernmental relations,
or its successor, those functions formerly administered by the department of community
affairs relating to:
(1) Administration support to federal grants;
(2) Community development block grants; and
(3) Federal housing assistance programs.
(b) In addition to any of its other powers and responsibilities, the department is
authorized and empowered to accept any grants made available by the United States
government or any agency thereof, and the department, with the approval of the governor,
is authorized and empowered to perform those acts and enter into all necessary contracts
and agreements with the United States of America or any agency thereof which may be
necessary in the manner and degree which shall be deemed to be in the best interest
of the state. The proceeds of any grants so received shall be paid to the general treasurer of
the state and deposited by him or her in a separate fund and shall be utilized for
the purposes of those grants.
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